Book Review: ‘Rumplestiltskin’ by Jenni James

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‘Rumplestiltskin’ by Jenni James


“A young prince crippled by a witch—

When Fredrico watches his cruel family mourn his false death and announce to the kingdom their cursed prince has died, is the day he truly embraces his new life and new name Rumplestiltskin. How could he be known by anything else? —His skin is completely rumpled and stilted now. He hides away from the king and queen and grows up as a crippled servant in the castle.

Years later, his younger brother, Marcus, becomes king and humors Aubrynn’s father when he boasts that his daughter can turn straw into gold. Intrigued Marcus locks the distraught maiden in a tower and declares to the kingdom that if she can transform the straw, he will marry her, but if she cannot he will kill her father.

Rumplestiltskin is determined to help Aubrynn save her father and marry the king. Now, if only he can remember to keep his real identity a secret and not fall in love with her himself…”

Rose-Worthy Features

            Going into this book, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’ve watched ‘Once Upon a Time’ with Rumplestilkskin and I liked that but I wasn’t sure if I would feel the same way about the book. Luckily for me I did.

            My favorite character was probably Rupleskinskin. The whole reason he had a curse placed on him was because of his family. There were terrible, self-centered, egotistical any mean word you could think of and that’s them. So the lady curses Rumple because of his family and in the end it helps him out. Rumplestilskin was selfless, caring and humble. He did things that surprised and made me smile. He had a terrible childhood but somehow still managed to be a nice person.

            Unlike the other books I read this week this was not as predictable. Of course, it had that happy ever after ending but how it got there surprised me.

            The book was similar to beauty and the beast in a lot of ways. Surprisingly it was more like Beauty and The Beasy then Rumplestilksin. Rumple being the beast, Aubrynn’s being Belle and Marcus being Gaston.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I rate this book a 4 out of 5. This book was sweet and entertaining. It was a fast read and I really enjoyed Jenni James’s take on Rumplestiltskin. I was always a big fan of Beauty and the Beast and I was glad I got to see similarities in-between these books. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed. 

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